Judge J. C. Branson

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
March 30, 1888, Page 5
Transcribed by 2006

Death of Judge Branson.

The intelligence of the death of Judge J. C. Branson, which occurred at his residence at Kingston, at 6 o’clock last Wednesday morning, will be a source of sorrow to his many friends throughout the county and State.  He had been a great sufferer for a year or more with a cancerous affliction which developed into a very malignant form.  Every known remedy was resorted to check the ravages of this fearful malady, but to no avail; and a few months ago all hope of his recovery was abandoned.  He bore his sore affliction with really Christian fortitude, and expressed himself at all times as being perfectly resigned to the inevitable.

The deceased was forty-nine years of age and had spent most of that time in Bartow county.  His father located near Cassville when he was a mere child, coming, we believe, from South Carolina.  Judge Branson was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, and possessed many qualities that endeared him to his friends.  He had his faults as all of us have, but he had many noble traits, and a big heart that was generous to a fault.  He had figured prominently in the politics of Bartow county for a number of years: he served one term as judge of the county court, and one term in the legislature.  Both of these positions he acquitted himself well, and to the satisfaction of the people.

The deceased leaves a wife and son, who have the sympathy of the entire community, in this their hour of sore distress.


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